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  1. 1. FROM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahm_EmanuelIn accordance with Federal Laws provided For Educational and Information Purposes – i.e. of PUBLIC InterestRahm EmanuelFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rahm Emanuel 55th Mayor of Chicago Incumbent Assumed office May 16, 2011 Preceded by Richard Daley 23rd White House Chief of Staff In office January 20, 2009 – October 1, 2010 President Barack Obama Mona Sutphen Deputy Jim Messina Preceded by Joshua Bolten Succeeded by Pete Rouse (Acting) Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus In office January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2009 Preceded by Jim Clyburn Succeeded by John LarsonChairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee In office
  2. 2. January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007 Preceded by Bob Matsui Succeeded by Chris Van Hollen Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinoiss 5th district In office January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2009 Preceded by Rod Blagojevich Succeeded by Mike Quigley Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy In office 1993–1998 President Bill Clinton Personal details November 29, 1959 (age 52) Born Chicago, Illinois, United States Political party Democratic Party Spouse(s) Amy Rule 1 son Children 2 daughters Sarah Lawrence College Alma mater Northwestern University Religion Modern Orthodox Judaism SignatureRahm Israel Emanuel[1] (pronounced /ˈrɑːm/; born November 29, 1959) is an American politician and the 55th andcurrent Mayor of Chicago.[2][3] He was formerly White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. He servedas senior advisor to President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1998 and as a Democratic member of the United StatesHouse of Representatives, representing Illinoiss 5th congressional district, from 2003 until his resignation in 2009to take his position in the Obama Administration.Emanuel was chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the 2006 mid-term elections andremained a top strategist for House Democrats during the 2008 cycle. After Democrats regained control of theHouse in 2006, Emanuel was elected chairman of the Democratic Caucus. This made him the fourth-rankingHouse Democrat, behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn.[4]Two days after Obamas election victory, Emanuel was announced as Obamas designee for White House Chief ofStaff.[5] He resigned from the House on January 2, 2009, [6] and began his duties as Chief of Staff on January 20,2009, the day of Obamas inauguration.[5]Emanuel resigned as Chief of Staff effective October 1, 2010, in order to pursue a campaign to run for Mayor ofChicago pending the announced retirement of six term incumbent Richard M. Daley. On January 27, 2011, theIllinois Supreme Court reversed a lower courts ruling[7] that had cast doubt on Emanuels candidacy; the courtunanimously held that Emanuel did not abandon his Chicago residency by serving in the White House, thusaffirming his eligibility to run for mayor. [8] He won the Mayoral election on February 22, 2011, with 55% of thevote.[9] President Obama appointed William M. Daley, the brother of Emanuels predecessor as mayor, as Chief ofStaff to replace Emanuel.
  3. 3. Contents[hide]  1 Early and personal life  2 Career as political staffer  3 Career in finance  4 Congressional career o 4.1 Election in 2002 o 4.2 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman o 4.3 2008 Election o 4.4 House leadership o 4.5 Political views  5 White House Chief of Staff  6 Mayor of Chicago o 6.1 2011 Chicago mayoral campaign o 6.2 Mayoralty  7 Electoral history  8 Works  9 References  10 Further reading  11 External links[edit] Early and personal lifeEmanuel was born in Chicago, Illinois to Jewish parents.[6] His father, Benjamin M. Emanuel, is a Jerusalem-born[10] pediatrician who was once a member of the Irgun, a Jewish paramilitary organization that operated inMandate Palestine. His mother, Marsha Smulevitz, is the daughter of a Chicago union organizer.[1] She worked inthe civil rights movement and owned, briefly, a local rock and roll club.[11] She is now a psychiatric socialworker.[11] The two met in Chicago in the 1950s.[1] Emanuels older brother Ezekiel Emanuel is an oncologist andbioethicist at the National Institutes of Health, and his younger brother Ari Emanuel, a Hollywood talent agent.[12]He has an adopted sister, Shoshanna, who is 14 years younger.[11] Emanuels grandfather was a Romanian Jewfrom Moldova.[13]Emanuels first name, Rahm (‫ )רם‬means high or lofty in Hebrew.[14][15] The surname Emanuel (‫ ,)עמנואל‬adopted bythe family in honor of his fathers brother Emanuel Auerbach, who was killed in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War inJerusalem, means God is with us. Sources disagree as to whether the family name was changed in 1933 or1938.[11][14][15]When the family lived in Chicago, Emanuel attended the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School. After his familymoved to Wilmette, he attended public schools: Romona School, Locust Junior High School, and New Trier WestHigh School.[1][16] He and his brothers attended summer camp in Israel, including just after the 1967 Six-DayWar.[11][17]While working at an Arbys restaurant in his high school years, Emanuel severely cut his right middle finger on ameat slicer. He sought medical attention after suffering a severe infection from swimming in Lake Michigan and asa result, had his finger partially amputated.[18]Emanuel was encouraged by his mother to take ballet lessons as a boy and is a graduate of the Evanston School ofBallet as well as a student of The Joel Hall Dance Center, where his children also took dance lessons. He won ascholarship to the Joffrey Ballet but turned it down to attend Sarah Lawrence College, a liberal arts school with astrong dance program.
  4. 4. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, and went on to receive an M.A. inSpeech and Communication from Northwestern University in 1985. While an undergraduate, Emanuel was electedto the Sarah Lawrence Student Senate. He also joined the congressional campaign of David Robinson ofChicago.[19]During the 1991 Gulf War, Emanuel volunteered with the Israel Defense Forces as a civilian helping to maintainequipment.[20]Emanuels wife, Amy Rule, converted to Judaism shortly before their wedding. [21] They are members of theChicago synagogue Anshe Sholom Bnai Israel.[22] They have a son and two daughters.Emanuel is a close friend of fellow Chicagoan David Axelrod, chief strategist for the 2008 Barack Obamapresidential campaign. Axelrod signed the ketuba, the Jewish marriage contract, at Emanuels wedding.[23]Rabbi Asher Lopatin of Anshe Sholom Bnai Israel Congregation is quoted as saying Emanuels family is "a veryinvolved Jewish family", adding that "Amy was one of the teachers for a class for children during the HighHolidays two years ago."[22] Emanuel has said of his Judaism: "I am proud of my heritage and treasure the values ithas taught me."[22] Emanuels family lives on the North Side of Chicago, in the North Center neighborhood.[14]Emanuel trains for and participates in triathlons.[16][edit] Career as political stafferEmanuel began his political career with the public interest and consumer rights organization Illinois PublicAction.[24] He went on to serve in a number of capacities in local and national politics, initially specializing infundraising for Illinois campaigns and then nationally. [25]Emanuel worked for Democrat Paul Simons 1984 election to the U.S. Senate, was the national campaign directorfor the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 1988, and was senior advisor and chief fundraiser forRichard M. Daleys victorious campaign for Mayor of Chicago in 1989.[24]At the start of then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clintons presidential primary campaign, Emanuel was appointed todirect the campaigns finance committee.[25] Emanuel insisted that Clinton schedule a lot of time for fundraisingand greatly delay campaigning in New Hampshire. Clinton agreed and embarked on an aggressive fundraisingcampaign across the nation. The fundraising paid off later, providing the campaign a vital buffer to keep buyingtelevision time as attacks on Clintons character threatened to swamp the campaign during the New Hampshireprimary.[22]Clintons primary rival, Paul Tsongas (the New Hampshire Democratic primary winner in 1992), later withdrew,citing a lack of campaign funds. Richard Mintz, a Washington public relations consultant who worked withEmanuel on the campaign, spoke about the soundness of the idea: "It was that [extra] million dollars that reallyallowed the campaign to withstand the storm we had to ride out in New Hampshire [over Clintons relationshipwith Gennifer Flowers and the controversy over his draft status during the Vietnam War]."[22] Emanuelsknowledge of the top donors in the country, and his rapport with "the heavily Jewish donor community" helpedClinton amass a then-unheard-of sum of $72 million.[22]Following the campaign, Emanuel became a senior advisor to Clinton at the White House from 1993 to 1998. Inthe White House, Emanuel was initially Assistant to the President for Political Affairs and then Senior Advisor tothe President for Policy and Strategy. He was a leading strategist in the unsuccessful White House efforts toinstitute universal healthcare and many other Clinton initiatives.[26]
  5. 5. Emanuel is known for his "take-no-prisoners style" that has earned him the nickname "Rahmbo."[27] Emanuel issaid to have sent a dead fish in a box to a pollster who was late delivering polling results. [23] On the night after the1996 election, "Emanuel was so angry at the presidents enemies that he stood up at a celebratory dinner withcolleagues from the campaign, grabbed a steak knife and began rattling off a list of betrayers, shouting Dead! ...Dead! ... Dead! and plunging the knife into the table after every name." [11][12] Before Tony Blair gave a pro-Clinton speech during the impeachment crisis, Emanuel reportedly screamed to Blairs face "Dont fuck this up!"while Clinton was present; Blair and Clinton both burst into laughter. [28] However, by 2007 friends of Emanuelwere saying that he has "mellowed out". [22] Stories of his personal style have entered the popular culture, inspiringarticles and websites that chronicle these and other quotes and incidents. [29][30][31][32] Though executive producerLawrence ODonnell has denied it,[33] the character Josh Lyman in The West Wing is said to be based on RahmEmanuel.[12][34]One of his proudest moments during the Clinton administration "was an event that touched his politicalsensibilities and his personal ties to Israel: the 1993 Rose Garden signing ceremony after the Oslo Accordsbetween Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization. Emanuel directed the details of the ceremony, down tothe choreography of the famous handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader YasserArafat."[22][edit] Career in financeAfter serving as an advisor to Bill Clinton, in 1998 Emanuel resigned from his position in the Clintonadministration and joined the investment banking firm of Wasserstein Perella, where he worked until 2002.[35]Although he did not have an MBA degree or prior banking experience, he became a managing director at thefirm’s Chicago office in 1999 and, according to Congressional disclosures, made $16.2 million in his two-and-a-half-years as a banker.[35][36] At Wasserstein Perella, he worked on eight deals, including the acquisition byCommonwealth Edison of Peco Energy and the purchase by GTCR Golder Rauner of the SecurityLink homesecurity unit from SBC Communications.[35]Emanuel was named to the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) byPresident Clinton in 2000. His position earned him at least $320,000, including later stock sales. [37][38] He was notassigned to any of the boards working committees, and the Board met no more than six times per year. [38]During his time on the board, Freddie Mac was plagued with scandals involving campaign contributions andaccounting irregularities.[38][39] The Obama Administration rejected a request under the Freedom of InformationAct to review Freddie Mac board minutes and correspondence during Emanuels time as a director.[38]The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) later accused the board of having "failed in its dutyto follow up on matters brought to its attention." Emanuel resigned from the board in 2001 when he ran forCongress.[40][edit] Congressional career
  6. 6. Rep. John Dingell and Rep. Emanuel celebrate Paczki Day, February 28, 2006.[edit] Election in 2002Congressman Emanuel speaking at St. Hyacinth Basilica in Chicago.After working in investment banking, in 2002 Emanuel pursued the U.S. House seat in the 5th District of Illinoispreviously held by Rod Blagojevich, who chose not to run for re-election, but instead successfully ran forGovernor of Illinois.His strongest opponent of the seven other candidates in the 2002 Democratic primary was former Illinois StateRepresentative Nancy Kaszak, who had unsuccessfully opposed Blagojevich in the 1996 primary. The mostcontroversial moment of the primary election came when Edward Moskal, president of the Polish AmericanCongress, a political action committee endorsing Kaszak, called Emanuel a "millionaire carpetbagger who knowsnothing" about "our heritage". Moskal also charged that Emanuel had dual citizenship with Israel and had served inthe Israeli Army.[41] Emanuel did not serve in the Israeli army, but was a civilian volunteer assisting the IsraelDefense Forces for a short time during the 1991 Gulf War, repairing truck brakes in one of Israels northern baseswith Sar-El.[42][43] Emanuel brought together a coalition of Chicago clergy to denounce the incident. He recalled,"One of the proudest moments of my life was seeing people of my district from all backgrounds demonstrate ourcommon values by coming together in response to this obvious attempt to divide them." [22] Moskals commentswere denounced as anti-Semitic by Kaszak.[41]Emanuel won the primary and defeated Republican candidate Mark Augusti in the general election.Emanuel was elected after the October 2002 joint Congressional resolution authorizing the Iraq War, and thus wasnot able to vote on it. However, in the lead up to the resolution Emanuel spoke out strongly in support of the war,urging a United States "muscular projection of force" in Iraq. Emanuel has been the focus of anti-war protests forhis support of funding bills for the war in Iraq, and his support, during Democratic party primaries, of Democraticparty candidates that are more hawkish. In his first term, Rahm Emanuel was a founding member and the Co-Chairof the Congressional Serbian Caucus.[44]
  7. 7. In January 2003, Emanuel was named to the House Financial Services Committee, and sat on the subcommitteethat oversaw Freddie Mac. A few months later, Freddie Mac Chief Executive Officer Leland Brendsel was forcedout, and the committee and subcommittee commenced hearings lasting for more than a year. Emanuel skippedevery hearing allegedly for reasons of avoiding any appearance of favoritism, impropriety, or conflict ofinterest.[45][edit] Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairmanEmanuel assumed the position of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman (DCCC) after thedeath of the previous chair, Bob Matsui. Emanuel led the Democratic Partys effort to capture the majority in theHouse of Representatives in the 2006 elections. The documentary HouseQuake, featuring Emanuel, chroniclesthose elections.[46] After Emanuels election as chairman of the Democratic Caucus, Chris Van Hollen becamecommittee chair for the 110th Congress.While he was chairman of the DCCC, Emanuel was known to have had disagreements over Democratic electionstrategy with Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. Dean favored a "fifty-state strategy",building support for the Democratic Party over the long term, while Emanuel believed a more tactical approach,focusing attention on key districts, was necessary to ensure victory. [47]Ultimately the Democratic Party enjoyed considerable success in the 2006 elections, gaining 30 seats in the House.Emanuel has received considerable praise for his stewardship of the DCCC during this election cycle, even fromIllinois Republican Rep. Ray LaHood who said "He legitimately can be called the golden boy of the DemocraticParty today. He recruited the right candidates, found the money and funded them, and provided issues for them.Rahm did what no one else could do in seven cycles."[48] However, he also faced some criticism for his failure tosupport some progressive candidates, as Howard Dean advocated. [49][edit] 2008 ElectionEmanuel speaks during the second day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.Emanuel declared in April 2006 that he would support Hillary Rodham Clinton should she pursue the presidencyin 2008. Emanuel remained close to Clinton since leaving the White House, talking strategy with her at least oncea month as chairman of the DCCC.[16] However, Emanuels loyalties came into conflict when his home-statesenator Barack Obama expressed interest in the race; asked in January 2007 about his stance on the Democraticpresidential nomination, he said: "Im hiding under the desk. Im very far under the desk, and Im bringing mypaper and my phone."[50] Emanuel remained neutral in the race until June 4, 2008, the day after the final primarycontests, when he endorsed the eventual winner Obama. [51]Emanuel won re-election to the House, defeating Republican candidate Tom Hanson. Open Secrets reported thatEmanuel "was the top House recipient in the 2008 election cycle of contributions from hedge funds, private equityfirms and the larger securities/investment industry". [52] Securities and investments business interests were the mainsector contributing to Emanuels campaigns in both 2006 and 2008. [53]
  8. 8. [edit] House leadershipAfter his role in helping the Democrats win the 2006 elections, Emanuel was believed to be a leading candidate forthe position of Majority Whip. Nancy Pelosi, who became the next Speaker of the House, persuaded him not tochallenge Jim Clyburn, but instead to succeed Clyburn in the role of Democratic Caucus Chairman. In return,Pelosi agreed to assign the caucus chair more responsibilities, including "aspects of strategy and messaging,incumbent retention, policy development and rapid-response communications." Caucus vice-chair John Larsonremained in this role instead of running for the chairman position. [54]After U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney asserted that he did not fall within the bounds of orders set for theexecutive branch, Emanuel called for cutting off the $4.8 million the Executive Branch provides for the VicePresidents office.[55][edit] Political viewsEmanuel joins Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to advocate changes to Medicare legislation, September 24, 2003.During his original 2002 campaign, Emanuel "indicated his support of President Bushs position on Iraq, but saidhe believed the president needed to better articulate his position to the American people". [22] One of the majorgoals he spoke of during the race was "to help make health care affordable and available for all Americans". [22]In the 2006 congressional primaries, Emanuel, then head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,made national headlines for engineering a run by Tammy Duckworth—an Iraq war veteran with no politicalexperience—against grassroots candidate Christine Cegelis in Illinois 6th District. Expedited withdrawal from Iraqwas a central point of Cegelis campaign; Duckworth opposed a withdrawal timetable.[56]In his 2006 book, co-authored with Bruce Reed, The Plan: Big Ideas for America,[57] Emanuel advocated a three-month compulsory universal service program for Americans between the ages of 18 and 25. An expanded versionof this idea was later proposed by U.S. Presidential candidate Barack Obama (who was later to choose Emanuel ashis White House Chief of Staff), during his 2008 campaign, in a speech on July 2, 2008 at the University ofColorado, in which Obama proposed a "civilian national security force" (this term being used in the spoken versionof his speech, not in the original written version), which included expanded voluntary national service programs inmany areas, such as infrastructure rebuilding, service to the elderly, and environmental cleanup. For some of theseservices, tax credits and direct pay, primarily for college tuition, was proposed. Obamas original proposal was forparticipation by all ages, but with required participation by all middle school and high school students for 50 hoursof community service a year. That proposed requirement was later modified to being "a goal". [58] Obamas entireservice program proposal quickly became controversial, largely for being mistaken as a call for a nationalparamilitary force, though the proposals only reference to military service was volunteer participation in regularU.S. Armed Forces, as one activity that would qualify for inclusion under the programs umbrella.Emanuel is generally liberal on social issues. He maintained a 100 percent pro-choice voting record, supports gayrights and same sex marriage, and is a strong supporter of gun control, rated "F" by the NRA in December 2003. [59]He has also strongly supported the banning of numerous rifles based upon "sporting" purposes criteria.[60] He hasaligned himself with the right wing of the Democratic Party, the Democratic Leadership Council.[61][62]
  9. 9. In June 2007, Emanuel condemned an outbreak of Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip and criticized Arabcountries for not applying the same kind of pressure on the Palestinians as they have on Israel. At a 2003 pro-Israelrally in Chicago, Emanuel told the marchers Israel was ready for peace but would not get there until Palestinians"turn away from the path of terror". [63]Emanuel has been called an ally of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and Chicago Mayor Richard M.Daley; other sources dispute that he has been an ally of Blagojevich, for whom Emanuel served as a campaignadviser.[64][65] He called Illinois state legislator John C. DAmico in 2008 in support of Blagojevichs Illinois capitalbill, but withdrew his encouragement when he discovered Daley opposed the bill. [64] After Obamas electionvictory, Emanuel articulated his view on the role of government as a positive force to face difficult challenges andsolve national problems, notably combating global warming through green energy policies and completelyrestructuring the healthcare system. [66][edit] White House Chief of StaffSee also: Illinoiss 5th congressional district special election, 2009White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel looks at a newspaper in the Oval Office, as President Barack Obama talks on thephone April 4, 2009.Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel in the Oval OfficeOn November 6, 2008, Emanuel accepted the Cabinet-level[67] position of White House Chief of Staff for BarackObama.[5] He resigned his congressional seat effective January 2, 2009.[68] A special primary to fill his vacatedcongressional seat was held on March 3, 2009, and the special general election on April 7.[69][70] Chicagonewspapers reported that one candidate for that seat said at a forum that Emanuel had told him he may beinterested in running for the seat again in the future. [71]Some Republican leaders criticized Emanuels appointment because they believed it went against Obamaspromises to make politics less divisive, given Emanuels reputation as a partisan Democrat. [5] Republican Lindsey
  10. 10. Graham disagreed, saying: "This is a wise choice by President-elect Obama. Hes tough but fair—honest, directand candid."[72]Ira Forman, executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council, said that the choice indicates thatObama will not listen to the "wrong people" regarding the U.S.–Israel relationship.[63] Some commentators opinedthat Emanuel would be good for the Israeli–Palestinian peace process because if Israeli leaders make excuses fornot dismantling settlements, Emanuel will be tough and pressure the Israelis to comply. [73][74] Some Palestiniansexpressed dismay at Obama’s appointment of Emanuel. [75][76] Emanuel said that Obama did not need his influenceto "orientate his policy toward Israel". [77]In a 2010 article in The New York Times, Emanuel was characterized as being "perhaps the most influential chiefof staff of a generation".[78]At a closed-door meeting in the White House with liberal activists, he called them "fucking retarded" for planningto run TV ads attacking conservative Democrats who didnt support Obamas health-care overhaul. In February2010, Emanuel apologized to organizations for the mentally handicapped for using the word "retarded." Heexpressed his regret to Tim Shriver, the chief executive of the Special Olympics after the remark was reported inan article by The Wall Street Journal about growing liberal angst at the chief of staff. The apology came as formerAlaska governor and conservative activist Sarah Palin called on President Obama to fire Emanuel via the formergovernors Facebook page.[79][80]Emanuel also could make his team laugh. Chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra would come to staff meetingsand give uniformly upbeat reports, administration aides said. Once Emanuel is said to have looked at him and said:"Whatever youre taking, I want some." Emanuel had a hand in war strategy, political maneuvering,communications and economic policy. Bob Woodward wrote in his book, Obamas Wars that Emanuel made ahabit of calling up CIA Director Leon Panetta and asking about the lethal drone strikes aimed at Al Qaeda. "Whodid we get today?" he would ask.[81]In 2010, Emanuel was reported to have conflicts with other senior members of the presidents team and ideologicalclashes over policy. He was also the focal point of criticism from left-leaning Democrats for the administrationsperceived move to the center. By September 2010, with the Democrats anticipating heavy losses in midtermelections, this was said to precipitate Emanuels departure as Chief of Staff. [82][edit] Mayor of Chicago[edit] 2011 Chicago mayoral campaign Wikinews has related news: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel steps down to run for Mayor of ChicagoSee also: Chicago mayoral election, 2011On September 30, 2010, it was announced that Emanuel would be leaving his post as White House Chief of Staffto run for Mayor of Chicago. He was replaced by Pete Rouse on October 2, 2010.After being cleared as eligible to run for mayor by the Board of Elections and the Cook County Circuit Court (hiseligibility was challenged on the basis of his lack of residency in Chicago for one year prior to the election), adivided Court of Appeals reversed holding on January 24, 2011 that residency for purposes of a candidate isdifferent than residency for purposes of being a voter.[7] Nevertheless, a further appeal to the Illinois SupremeCourt resulted in a unanimous decision reversing the Court of Appeals and affirming Emanuels eligibility to runfor mayor. Emanuel was elected mayor on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. [8][83] He is Chicagos first Jewish mayor.[84]
  11. 11. Emanuels electoral campaign was the inspiration for a Twitter account, @MayorEmanuel, which was written byChicago journalist Dan Sinker. The account received over 43000 followers, and was more popular than Emanuelsreal Twitter account. Emanuel announced on February 28 that if the author would reveal himself, he would donate$5000 to the charity of his choice.[85] When Sinker revealed himself, Emanuel donated the money to YoungChicago Authors, a community organization which helps young people with writing and publishing skills.[86][edit] MayoraltyEmanuel was sworn in as the 55th Mayor of Chicago on May 16, 2011 at the Pritzker Pavilion. At his inaugurationwere outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley, Vice President Joe Biden, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, TreasurySecretary Timothy Geithner, and William M. Daley, who succeeded Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff and isthe brother of the outgoing Mayor Richard Daley. [87][88][edit] Electoral history U.S. House, 5th District of Illinois (General Election)Year Winning candidate Party Pct Opponent Party Pct Opponent Party Pct2002 Rahm Emanuel Democratic 67% Mark Augusti Republican 29% Frank Gonzalez Libertarian 4%2004 Rahm Emanuel (inc.) Democratic 76% Bruce Best Republican 24%2006 Rahm Emanuel (inc.) Democratic 78% Kevin White Republican 22%2008 Rahm Emanuel (inc.) Democratic 74% Tom Hanson Republican 22% Alan Augustson Green 4% Mayor of Chicago 2011[89] (General Election) Party Candidate Votes Percentage Nonpartisan Rahm Emanuel 323,546 55.25% Nonpartisan Gery Chico 140,362 23.97% Nonpartisan Miguel del Valle 54,342 9.28% Nonpartisan Carol Moseley Braun 52,483 8.96% Nonpartisan Patricia Van Pelt Watkins 9,604 1.64%
  12. 12. Nonpartisan William "Dock" Walls III 5,291 0.90% Voter turnout 100.00%[edit] Works  Emanuel, Rahm; Reed, Bruce (August 2006). The Plan: Big Ideas for America. New York: PublicAffairs Books of Perseus Books Group. ISBN 1586484125.[edit] References 1. ^ a b c d Hendrix, Steve (2006-10-22). "Fighting for The Spoils". The Washington Post: p. D1. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 2. ^ "Feb. 22, 2011 City of Chicago Municipal General Election". Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2011-02-22.[dead link] 3. ^ Bohn, Kevin (February 22, 2011). "Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral vote". CNN. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 4. ^ Baker, Peter and Zeleny, Jeff (2008-11-06). "For Obama, No Time to Bask in Victory As He Starts to Build a Transition Team". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 5. ^ a b c d OConnor, Patrick and Mike Allen (2008-11-06). "Exclusive: Emanuel accepts White House job". politico.com. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 6. ^ a b "Emanuel, Rahm". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. 7. ^ a b http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2011/1stDistrict/January/1110033.pdf 8. ^ a b Sophia Tareen,Tammy Webber (2011-01-27). "Ill. high court: Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor". MSNBC. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 9. ^ "ABC News: Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel Likely to Announce White House Departure This Week". Abcnews.go.com. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 10. ^ Jerusalem Post 11. ^ a b c d e f Bumiller, Elisabeth (1997-06-15). "The Brothers Emanuel". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 12. ^ a b c Green, Joshua (2005-10-20). "The Enforcer". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 208-12-17.[dead link] 13. ^ "Rahm Emanuel: The grandson of Romanian immigrants". The Bucharest Herald. February 24, 2011. 14. ^ a b c Kuttler, Hillel (July 1, 1997). "The view from the top". Jerusalem Post. 15. ^ a b Pfeffer, Anshel and Shlomo Shamir (November 6, 2006). "Obamas first pick: Israeli Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff". Haaretz. Retrieved November 6, 2008. 16. ^ a b c Easton, Nina (October 2, 2006). "Rahm Emanuel: Rejuvenating the hopes of House Democrats". Fortune Magazine. Retrieved November 6, 2008. 17. ^ Kampeas, Ron (November 9, 2008). "Rahm Emanuel: attack dog, policy wonk, committed Jew". JTA. 18. ^ Stephey, M.J.; Kate Pickert (November 6, 2008). "2-min. Bio; Rahm Emanuel". TIME. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 19. ^ "Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s pick for Chief of Staff, is tough, direct and wedded to his Jewish roots". Jewish Journal (Los Angeles). November 6, 2008. Retrieved November 6, 2008. 20. ^ Zogby, James (November 14, 2008). "Rahm Emanuel and Arab Perceptions". 21. ^ Azoulay, Orly (November 2, 2008). "Obamas Israeli adviser: Next White House chief of staff?". Ynet. 22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Kintisch, Eli. "Newest Jewish U.S. Representative Makes Instant Impact". JTA. Retrieved June 2, 2007. 23. ^ a b Smalley, Suzanne; Evan Thomas (April 14, 2008). "Come, O Come, Emanuel". Newsweek. 24. ^ a b "About Rahm". Congressman Rahm Emanuel. United States House of Representatives. 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 25. ^ a b "Rahm Emanuel". Jewish Virtual Library. 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 26. ^ "Profile:Rahm Emanuel—Former ballet dancer turned political fixer". The Guardian (London): p. 18. November 10, 2006. Retrieved November 11, 2006. 27. ^ "The 2008 Forward 50 Picks "Rahmbo," Obamas New Chief, Edgy". Bloomberg News. November 13, 2008. Retrieved October 7, 2009.
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  15. 15.  "Profile: Rahm Emanuel". The Guardian (London). November 10, 2006.  Frankel, Rebecca (November 6, 2008). "The five most infamous Rahm Emanuel moments". Foreign Policy. Retrieved March 4, 2010.  Emanuel, Rahm (January 11, 2007). Fresh Air. Interview with Terry Gross. National Public Radio. WHYY-FM. Philadelphia. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6808381. Retrieved March 3, 2010. Twenty minute interview.  Hendrix, Steve (October 22, 2006). "Fighting for The Spoils". The Washington Post.  Kampeas, Ron (November 9, 2008). "Rahm Emanuel: attack dog, policy wonk, committed Jew". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved March 4, 2010.  In April 2011, the VOA Special English service of the Voice of America broadcast a 15-minute program on Rahm Emanuel. A transcript and MP3 of the program, intended for English learners, can be found at Rahm Emanuel Gets Ready for New Job as Mayor of Chicago.[edit] External linksFind more about Rahm Emanuel on Wikipedias sister projects: Images and media from Commons Quotations from Wikiquote Source texts from Wikisource  Chicago for Rahm Emanuel official campaign site  Office of the Mayor at City of Chicago  Profile at CityMayors.com  Biography at WhoRunsGov.com at The Washington Post  Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress  Voting record maintained by The Washington Post  Congressional profile at GovTrack  Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues  Financial information at OpenSecrets.org  Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission  Appearances on C-SPAN programs  Appearances on Charlie Rose  Appearances at the Internet Movie Database  Collected news and commentary at The New York Times  Works by or about Rahm Emanuel in libraries (WorldCat catalog)  Profile at NNDB  Collected news and commentary at the Chicago Tribune  Profile: Rahm Emanuel at BBC News, 7 November 2008  Profile at SourceWatch  Profile at the Jewish Virtual Library  Rahm Emanuel at the Open Directory Project  Representative Rahm Emanuel speaks at The Brookings Institution on FORA.tv, 2009 (accessed March 4, 2010)  Rahm Emanuel 81: Commencement Keynote Address at Sarah Lawrence College, 2009 United States House of Representatives Member of the House of Representatives Preceded by Succeeded by from Illinoiss 5th congressional district Rod Blagojevich Mike Quigley 2003–2009 Party political offices
  16. 16. Chairman of Democratic Congressional Preceded by Succeeded by Campaign Committee Bob Matsui Chris Van Hollen 2005–2007 Preceded by Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Succeeded byJim Clyburn 2007–2009 John Larson Political offices Preceded by Succeeded by White House Chief of Staff 2009–2010 Pete RouseJoshua Bolten Acting Preceded by Mayor of Chicago IncumbentRichard Daley 2011–present